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Prince of the Blood

Lu par : Peter Joyce
Série : Riftwar Cycle, Volume 8, Krondor's Sons, Volume 1
Durée : 16 h et 49 min
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Set 20 years after the events of the Riftwar, Prince of the Blood follows the adventures of Prince Arutha's sons in the dangerously unstable Great Empire of Kesh. Twenty years have passed since the end of the Riftwar. Prince Borric con Doin and his twin brother Erland have been summoned back to their father's court in Krondor. Prince Arutha has decided he needs to tame his spirited progeny and teach them statecraft and responsibility.

Shortly after they arrive home, therefore, he orders them to Kesh, to represent the Isles at the Empress' 75th jubilee. But before the new ambassadors depart, they are attacked. The foiled assassin's suicide reawakens fears that the Nighthawks - a brotherhood of killers for hire - are active once more. But the truth is far more disturbing: The assassin was a member of the Royal House of Kesh….

Despite the dangers, Borric and Erland's mission continues, it being vital to sustaining the fragile peace between the two nations. But the brothers have little idea of the exotic world of Kesh, the strange players at this alien court, nor the hidden forces intent upon tearing the empire apart.

©1989 Raymond E. Feist (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"Epic scope… vivid imagination… a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." ( Washington Post)
"Well-written… intelligent… intriguing." ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • Tilman
  • 19/04/2020

Another beautiful Feist Novel

I really enjoyed this addition to the Riftwar Saga. While not as monumental and epic as the initial three books, I love the characters, their wicked sense of humour, and the most exotic and beautifully drawn Palace of Intrigues that is the Royal Court of Kesh, full of ruses, betrayal, political maneuvering.

I love Peter Joyce’s narration, and how he gives each character their own unique personality, their own voice, and instils a sense of warmth and humour into the story.

I am really looking forward to listening to the second volume of this book.

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  • Denis
  • 26/01/2018

Great Story

Great story and definitely recommended .. but .
a terrible narrator compared to the narrator who did the first few books of Raymond E Feist.

Nevertheless .. a book you shpuld read even if you don't listen to it.